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Master of Science in Data Science

University of Colorado Boulder

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Fully accredited online program

Graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder

$15,750 USD total tuition

Flexible payment options with no hidden costs or fees

Finish in 24 months

Complete 30 courses (30 credit hours) full or part-time

100% online learning

Lecture videos, hands-on projects, and connection with instructors and peers

Admissions Information

Enrollment for the Spring 2 2023 session is now open!

Contact the CU Boulder MS-DS team at if you have any questions.

Important Dates

  • February 27: Spring 2 Enrollment opens
  • March 13: Spring 2 Classes start
  • April 21: Spring 2 Enrollment closes
  • May 5: Spring 2 Classes end


Prepare for in-demand jobs in a growing industry

As a graduate of the MS-DS program, you’ll join in-demand data talent to land a new job or advance in your career. The interdisciplinary approach of this program will give you a broad spectrum of competencies and the ability to apply your data science skills to a wide array of domains and industries. For on the job readiness, you’ll gain skills to act ethically in the role of a professional data scientist. Plus, learn how to clearly communicate the results of a data science analysis to any audience. And when it comes to collaboration, how to structure effective meetings. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to make career progress in the data science field.

Work with graduates at top companies
Graduates have gone on to work at Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Disney, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, NASA, NBC, Twitter, and Yelp
Increase your earnings with a degree
With a median annual salary of $100,910 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), this is nearly twice as high as the average in the US
Join the growing number of data talent
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of data scientist jobs to grow by 19% over the next 2 decades
Grab the attention of business leaders
Ranking as the no. 3 job in the US, 70% of business leaders prefer job applicants with data skills

Launch into a career in Data Science

Build your expertise in:

How to be a well-rounded leader and drive growth
Managing financials, value chains, and organizations
Mastering business fundamentals like business analytics, accounting, and economics
Subject-matter expertise in digital marketing entrepreneurship, innovation, and more

Advance your career


Average salary of a Data Scientist in the United States.


Job postings in Data Science in the USA.

36% growth by 2031

The field is seeing extreme growth, with a much higher year-over-year growth 2021-2031.

Qualify for in-demand jobs

Data Scientist

Decision Scientist


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of data scientist jobs to grow by 19% over the next two decades.


Ready to make connections? Join our alumni network

Graduates of the MS-DS join 300,000 alumni in the Boulder network. As soon as you enroll and finish your first course in the MS-DS program, you’ll be invited to join our global alumni network, attend virtual and live events, and meet people with similar passions and goals.

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Enrollment is open for Spring 2 2023

The deadline to enroll is April 21, 2023